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Healthy loaded sweet potatoes

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Every season provides opportunities to enjoy local produce. A few local items to look for in the fall are apples, winter squash and sweet potatoes. Lisa Farmer visited FOX 4 on Monday, Sept. 19 to share a recipe for sweet potatoes stuffed with healthy southwest flavors.


Healthy loaded sweet potatoes

4 large sweet potatoes

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

2 tablespoons lime juice

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup cooked or canned black beans

1/4 cup toasted pumpkin seeds

2 tablespoons chopped chives

2 teaspoons chili powder


1.Preheat oven to 400°F.

2.Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. With a fork, pierce sweet potatoes all over and place on baking sheet; bake until tender, about 45 minutes.

3.Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix yogurt with lime juice and salt. Cover and refrigerate.

4.When sweet potatoes are done, allow to cool 10 minutes. With a small spoon, break and remove the skin from tops of the potatoes. Use a fork to gently mash the insides.

5.Top each sweet potato with 1/4 cup black beans, 1/4 cup yogurt mixture, 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, a sprinkle of chives and a dusting of chili powder.


Number of servings (yield): 4

Nutrition per serving (1 potato): 342 calories; 10g total fat; 383mg sodium; 51g carbohydrate; 11g fiber; 13g protein


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